Mary Zou


  • JD, James Kent Scholar, Columbia University School of Law, 2016; editor, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts
  • BA (History), Yale University, 2012


  • New York, 2017
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Mary Zou


Mary Zou joined the litigation department in 2016. Mary graduated from Columbia Law School as a James Kent Scholar.

During law school, Mary externed for the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Mary also served as a teaching assistant for a negotiations workshop and as an editor for foundation moot court.

Prior to attending law school, Mary worked as a paralegal at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.


  • Barber v. Bryant – member of Ropes team representing amici curiae GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) in Fifth Circuit case reviewing constitutionality of HB1523, an anti-LGBTQ measure enacted by the Mississippi legislature in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.


  • Co-author, “Martoma tips the balance on insider trading liability,” Westlaw Journal’s Securities Litigation & Regulation (October 12, 2017)